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The 2018-2019 academic year marks the beginning of Colgate University's third century. We are exploring our past, telling stories from our history and collecting your Colgate memories. We'll celebrate with exciting and enriching events over the year, and take our first steps into Colgate's bright, bold future. Join us.

Colgate at 200 Years
All-Class Reunion
Explore Colgate History
Share Your Stories

Preparing for Commencement

Preparing for Commencement Commencement

Colgate University will celebrate its 198th commencement with the Class of 2019 on Sunday, May 19.

Commencement Information
Information for Parents
Maps and Travel Options
Keynote and Other Speakers

Join Us this Spring

Join Us this Spring Welcome to Colgate

Congratulations on your admission to the Colgate Class of 2023! We hope that you will be able to join us over the next months, whether it be on our campus or closer to you.
Information for New and Admitted Students
Register: April Visit Days
Register: Congratulatory Receptions
Globally Recognized Undergraduate Work

Globally Recognized Undergraduate Work Student Research

Colgate students are frequently awarded the most competitive research fellowships, scholarships, and grants to pursue their academic passions. This year's grantees include: (front row, from left) Elizabeth Gonzales ’19, Oneida Shushe ’19, Alina Sabyr ’19, (back row) Jennifer Lundt ’19, Jacob Watts ’21, Scott Adler ’19, William Rosencrans ’19

Alina Sabyr ’19 Receives Watson Fellowship
Elizabeth Gonzalez ’19 Studies Chinese Culture through Gilman Scholarship
Office of National Fellowships and Scholarships
On-Campus Summer Research

Experience the world

Experience the world Off-Campus Study

Colgate is ranked number one among baccalaureate institutions for student participation in semester-long off-campus study opportunities, according to the newest Open Doors report by the Institute of International Education (IIE) with the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

A leader in off-campus study
Study group information
News from Off-Campus Study
In video: Students experiences abroad

Reflecting on Charter Day

Reflecting on Charter Day Colgate at 200 Years

March 5 marked the official date the institution that would become Colgate earned its charter from New York State 200 years ago. Colgate’s Charter Day event on campus recognized this important date in our history.
World-class education, funded

World-class education, funded Financial Aid

Colgate meets 100% of the demonstrated need of all admitted students. The average debt of a Colgate graduate is $16,000, far below the national average of $28,400.

Learn More About Financial Aid
Colgate Joins Coalition For Access, Affordability, And Success
Photos: In The Classroom

Find Your Niche

Find Your Niche Clubs & Organizations

With more than 200 clubs and student organizations, there’s always something to do on campus, and there’s support to help build new organizations should you have a new idea in mind.

Find A Club
Center For Leadership And Student Involvement
Recreational Sports

A Welcoming Community

A Welcoming Community Diversity & Inclusion

Learning inside and outside the classroom is enhanced by the embrace of diverse opinions, religions, and cultures. At Colgate, students live, learn, and grow. Together.

Colgate celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr. from Jan. 21-Feb. 1
Mosaic connects Colgate's multicultural alumni community
Diversity And Inclusion
LGBTQ Community

Investing in the future

Investing in the future Residential Life

More than 90 percent of Colgate students live on campus. With the construction of a dynamic new home for career support, Benton Hall, and two new residence halls, we're helping our students enjoy rich, fulfilling lives on campus and forge lifelong connections.

Enhancing living-learning and career development
New residence halls
Housing FAQ
Residential Commons
Learn More About First-Year Housing

Go Forth With Confidence

Go Forth With Confidence Careers & Entrepreneurship

Nationally-recognized Career Services support, steadfast alumni involvement, and opportunities for entrepreneurial experience help Colgate students enter the workforce with confidence and poise, ready for careers of their choosing.

SophoMORE Connections links students with alumni, career opportunities
Thought Into Action Colgate Entrepreneurs
Startup Success
Support On Campus And Beyond

A Foundation for Success

A Foundation for Success Liberal Arts

Students explore foundational works and ideas to prepare for a lifetime of success in any field — even those that do not yet exist.

About The Core
Division Of Arts And Humanities
Video: Summer Research
Look Inside Our Classrooms

Reaching Ever Outward

Reaching Ever Outward Service Learning

Colgate students use their drive and intelligence to serve their communities. The Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service coordinated student volunteers to assist local organizations like the Hamilton Center for the Arts.
A historic run

A historic run Raiders at the Dance

In a season featuring Colgate's most victories, most Patriot League victories, and first NCAA tournament appearance in 23 years, #15 Colgate men's basketball gave #2 Tennessee an upset scare right to the end.

A League Championship 23 Years in the Making
Colgate Stacks Three Major Patriot League Major Awards
In Pictures: Colgate's Dramatic Championship Win

Access to Academia’s Best

Access to Academia’s Best 9:1 Student to Faculty Ratio

Colgate students learn directly from professors in small classes, with no classes taught by teaching assistants. Professors at Colgate are consistently on the cutting edge of their fields, while their doors remain open to students.

Recent academic updates
Stories of faculty research
Professor Jenna Reinbold receives top award for book on political myth
Learn more about our faculty

An Energetic Campus

An Energetic Campus Explore Colgate

Colgate is known for its intellectual rigor, world-class professors, campus of stunning beauty, and alumni famously loyal to their alma mater.

Winter at Colgate
Take a Virtual Tour
Schedule A Visit
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Pre-Orientation Adventures

Pre-Orientation Adventures Pre-Orientation

Incoming first-year students have the opportunity to participate in a number of pre-orientation programs. Seven dynamic offerings are available for enrolled students to join.

Pre-Orientation Overview
New student information
First-Year FAQ
In video: Moonlit Canoe

13 Days of Green

13 Days of Green Sustainability

Join Colgate's celebration of sustainability as we approach our goal of carbon neutrality in 2019.

13 Days of Green Event Schedule
Office Of Sustainability
Sustainability News
In Video: Going Green